W. Hourston Jewellers


Hourston Jewellers is situated in the heart of Kirkwall Town centre in a listed architecturally beautiful building. Award winning displays of exclusive gold and local silver jewellery await you alongside watches, clocks and many innovative giftlines. We offer a wedding and gift list service, an in-store engraving and key cutting service and watch and jewellery repair service.

When you are browsing Kirkwall gift shops for inspiration, the choice at Hourston's is distinctive and the staff are knowledgeable. Browse in peace, then bask in the kind of attention that's a fond memory in most places.

W Hourston Jewellers stockist of stone set, gold & silver jewellery, watches & quality giftlines by local, UK & world-wide designers. We also offer customer services of free gift wrapping with all purchases, jewellery & watch repairs, instore engraving, key cutting & wedding lists.
"How lucky we are to be able to provide a modern display of jewellery and gifts in an architecturally beautiful wood lined building"
W Hourston Jewellers was established in 1844 and has a long and interesting history of trading. Many customers are intriqued by the style and history of our grade B listed property. In the 17th century Hourstons was originally a grand Town House owned by the Sinclairs of "Essenquoy" in Holm. It became the property of Mr William Hourston in the 1920's trading jointly as a jewellers and optician business. Sheila Bryan Clark took over in the 1960s where it continues to be a family run jewellery business to this day with Tom and Aly MacPhail at the helm now.
Owners, Tom and Aly travel to at least 4 major British Trade Shows each year ensuring that customers see new trends in jewellery, watches and giftlines as fast as they appear in any UK mainland store.
When the manufacture of Jewellery first started in Orkney, W Hourston supported these local enterprises and still stocks ranges of local jewellery as well as other UK designers now. At Hourstons we work hard to offer exclusive gold and stone set designer jewellery and in 2015 we linked with award winning diamond company Newirth & Brown. Aly and Tom believe that in a small town it is nice to offer customers unique jewellery designs that reflect current trends in style and colour.
Hourstons is also a comprehensive stockist of the top 10 watch brands in the UK which are regularly reviewed and updated. Classic Seiko, Rotary, Pulsar, Sekonda and branded Fossil, Bering, Skagen, Orla Kiely & Radley.
Our Wish List Service is always available for weddings, anniversaries and christmas' to guide loved ones on which gifts to choose as current living trends have evolved. We also offer established services of Watch and Jewellery Repairs, Engraving, Key cutting and cash for gold.
At Hourstons our excellent staff take pride and enjoyment in their customer service and gift presentation.
Aly and Tom want to ensure W Hourston Jewellers continues to offer the best customer care and the best possible selection of jewellery, watches and gift lines so that Kirkwall Town Centre remains a vibrant shopping experience for all to enjoy.

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Monday - Saturday 9am - 17:15pm

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